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Nuestra Señora de Atocha / Our Lady of Long Fields, Madrid, Spain (1261), St Polycarp (69-155) Martyr, Bishop, Apostolic Father and Memorials of the Saints – 26 January

Nuestra Señora de Atocha / Our Lady of Atocha/Our Lady of Long Fields, Madrid, Spain (1261) – 26 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/26/our-lady-of-atocha-our-lady-of-long-fields-madrid-spain-1261-and-memorials-of-the-saints-26-january/

St Polycarp (69-155) Martyr, Bishop of Smyrna (Asia Minor) Apostolic Church Father. Polycarp was a disciple of Saint John the Apostle Consecrated by St John, as the Bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp is regarded as one of three chief Apostolic Fathers, along with Saint Clement of Rome and Saint Ignatius of Antioch. Patron against dysentery and earache.
Dear St Polycarp:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/26/saint-of-the-day-26-january-saint-polycarp-69-155-martyr/
https://anastpaul.com/2018/02/23/saint-of-the-day-23-february-st-polycarp-c-69-c-155-martyr-and-father-of-the-church/
AND (His Feast was moved in 1969 to 23 February):
https://anastpaul.com/2018/02/23/saint-of-the-day-23-february-st-polycarp-c-69-c-155-martyr-and-father-of-the-church/

St Alberic of Citreaux O.Cist (Died 1109)
St Robert of Molesme O.Cist (1028-1111)
St Stephen Harding O.Cist (c 1060-1134)
The Story of the 3 Founders of the Cistercian Abbey:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/26/saints-of-the-day-26-january-the-3-founders-of-the-cistercian-order/

St Alphonsus of Astorga
St Ansurius of Orense
St Athanasius of Sorrento
St Conan of Iona
Blessed Eystein Erlandssön (Died 1188) Bishop

St Paula of Rome (347-404) Widow, Foundress of the Order of St Jerome, life-long friend and associate of St Jerome. early Desert Mother.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/26/saint-of-the-day-26-january-saint-paula-of-rome-347-404/

St Theofrid of Corbie
St Theogenes of Hippo
St Tortgith of Barking

Martyred Family of Constantinople: Saint Mary and Saint Xenophon were married and the parents of Saint John and Saint Arcadius. Theirs was a wealthy family of Senatorial rank in 5th century imperial Constantinople but were known as a Christians who lived simple lives. To give their sons a good education, Xenophon and Mary sent them to study in Beirut, Phoenicia. However, their ship wrecked, there was no communication from them, and the couple assumed, naturally, that the young men had died at sea. In reality, John and Arcadius had survived and decided that instead of continuing to Beirut, they were going to follow a calling to religious life and became Monks, eventually living in a Monastery in Jerusalem. Years later, Mary and Xenophon made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem – where they encountered their sons. Grateful to have their family re-united and taking it as a sign, Xenophon and Mary gave up their positions in society in Constantinople and lived the rest of their lives as a Monk and Anchoress in Jerusalem. A few years later, the entire family was Martyred together. They were mMrtyred in 5th century Jerusalem.

Author:

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